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In the January issue...

  • New year, new mission statement ⚡️
  • Shop Lena Botanicals! 🌱
  • KeyFest: A Zoom Showcase ⭐️
  • Meetups w/ NQT & Dramatists Guild and a Netflix Watch Party! 🌈
  • Our Winter 2021 Workshop Series ⏰
  • Key Spotlight: Sarina Rivera 🔎
As we worked toward becoming a nonprofit organization, we needed to tweak our mission to be IRS-compliant. Though the term "advocacy organization" has a specific classification to the IRS that we could not continue claiming, we know in our hearts we are advocates. ;) So, drum roll:

Ring of Keys is an artist service organization that fosters community and visibility for musical theatre professionals - onstage and off - who self-identify as queer women, transgender, and gender non-conforming artists.
Queer women-owned Lena Botanicals is giving back and donating 10% of every purchase to Ring of Keys now through March 31st! Their CBD skin, body, and self-care products are aligned around locally-sourced, organic and sustainable practices of LGBTQ+, women and Black-owned businesses . Shop now!


Ring of Keys is showcasing the talent of our Key playwrights, librettists, composers, lyricists, and songwriters in this first ever KeyFest. Come listen and watch a Zoom showcase of new material, old material, scenes, songs, and a bundle of queer joy! 

Monday, March 1st
7:30pm EST
RSVP here.

(Are you a Key who wants to participate in KeyFest? Fill out the form here!)
  • The Art of The Pivot with Multify’s Caitlin Donohue
    • Friday, February 12th, 12pm EST
Multify's Caitlin Donohue offers resume tips, application secrets, and creative skill-building as we continue pandemic pivoting.
  • RoK x MeetCute x Sorority Present: Artistic Speed Dating
    • Monday, February 15th, 8pm EST
Artistic Speed dating is BACK! And this time, in collaboration with Sorority, founded by Key Gina Young (she/they).
Save The Date, more info coming soon!
  • Anti-Racist Theatre Workshop with Lindsay Roberts
    • Monday, February 22nd, 7:30pm EST
Calling in all Keys to help dismantle racism and white supremacy though targeted action in our industry and beyond.
Save The Date, more info coming soon!
  • KeyFest: A Zoom Showcase
    • Monday, March 1st, 7:30pm EST
A zoom SHOWcase and TELL of the work of Key playwrights, librettists, composers, lyricists, and songwriters.
RSVP here.
  • An Artist's Financial Rebound: Aligning Finances With Goals with RoK Board Member Eric Michael Parker
    • Monday, March 8th, 7:30pm EST
Eric will lead us through mindfulness in navigating our personal finances, closing the gap between our goals & the resources they require, as well as the tools/habits available to us in unpredictable times.
RSVP here. 
... and many more offerings to be announced soon!
KEYS: Check out our full calendar of upcoming events and sign up on your Key Dashboard.
Dramatists Guild, National Queer Theater & Ring of Keys team up for a virtual meetup of queer femme and trans playwrights and librettists! Key Audrey Lang (she/her) will be our Ring of Keys representative.

Date: Thursday, January 28th
Time: 5pm EST
Where: Zoom
Sign up here.

This month's Meetup is a Netflix Watch Party! All  Keys welcome! Hosted by NYC Ambassador Twi McCallum, (they/them) we'll be watching The Prom. Bring your popcorn and drink and we can toast for every time we miss the OBC, aka Key Caitlin Kinnunen. (Be sure to install the Teleparty plug-in, which is only available via Google Chrome.)

Date: Monday February 8
Time: 5pm EST
Where: Teleparty (FKA Netflix Party)
Sign into the Member Dashboard to get the Watch Party link.
Meet Key Sarina Rivera (she/her), Technical Designer - specializing in 3D design ranging from figurative sculpture to the fabrication of scenery and props.
What Kind of Art Do You Like to Create?
Technical Design is an artform in which one joins a romantic idea with pragmatic execution. I specialize in 3D design, ranging from figurative sculpture to the fabrication of scenery and props. As a Technical Designer, I provide fabrication concepts for scenic and decorative elements using computer generated 3D models, renderings, and technical drawings, for Broadway shows and theatrical spaces. I find most joy in a collaborative process, creating tangible experiences and objects, which is why I love live theatre.
What is Your Current Project?
As a touring technician, pre-COVID, I used my working knowledge of 3D design and fabrication to run and maintain props for the Broadway tour of Hamilton, the Angelica Company.
Why Did You Want to Become a Key?
I love the idea of having a collective of queer creatives in the theatre community. It is fun to receive updates of likeminded individuals that one would otherwise not cross paths with. Go Keys!
Where Can People Go To Learn More About You? 
Instagram: @s_frp
Do you have work that you want us to showcase? Let us know! Reply to this email, or use the hashtag #ringofkeys on your social media posts so we can know about all the great stuff going on with our Members.
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